|Publication number||US7242554 B1|
|Application number||US 11/491,897|
|Publication date||Jul 10, 2007|
|Filing date||Jul 25, 2006|
|Priority date||Jul 25, 2006|
|Publication number||11491897, 491897, US 7242554 B1, US 7242554B1, US-B1-7242554, US7242554 B1, US7242554B1|
|Original Assignee||Chern Shi Tech Co., Ltd.|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (9), Classifications (11), Legal Events (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The present invention relates to a fixing structure, particularly to a hard disk drive fixing structure, which can accommodate a hard disk drive and can electrically connect with a computer to transmit information therebetween.
With the ever-advancing information technology, the new-generation digital storage media, such as the compact flash memory, the Smart Media and the Memory Stick, have gradually replaced the low-capacity floppy disks, such as 1.44M floppy devices. With the popularization of computers, digital cameras, digital pen recorders and the like, the demand for digital storage devices also grows day by day. Currently, in addition to the dedicated hard disk drives for computers, the manufacturers also produce various storage devices to meet the market, such as external hard disk drives, server database hard disk drives, hard drive arrays and detachable hard disk drives.
The abovementioned hard disk drives all need fixing inside accommodation devices, which can electrically connect with computers and enable the information transmission between the hard disk drives and the computers. The method that a hard disk drive is arranged inside an accommodation device and the method that the accommodation device connects with a computer determine the types and the names of the abovementioned hard disk drives. No matter what type the hard disk drive is, it needs fixing to the accommodation device securely. Thus, a fixing structure for fast and easily assembling/disassembling a hard disk drive is necessary.
In the conventional hard disk drive fixing structure, a hard disk drive is fixed to an accommodation device with screws. However, the user usually has to change the hard disk drive if he often uses a large amount of data. When fixing the hard disk drive to the fixing structure, the user often finds that his screws is insufficient to completely fix the hard dick drive, or he fixes the hard disk drive to the fixing structure with only two screws to avoid the trouble of too many screwing/unscrewing actions in the future assemble/disassemble. Those two abovementioned actions usually cause the swing of the operating hard disk drive, which is likely to disconnect the connection interface. Thus, the hard disk drive is likely to be damaged, or the computer is likely to crash. Besides, frequent screwing/unscrewing actions will finally damage the screw thread, and the hard disk drive is then unable to be fixed to the fixing structure securely.
The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a hard disk drive fixing structure, whereby a hard disk drive can be fast secured to the fixing structure without any screwing activity.
To achieve the abovementioned objective, the present invention proposes a hard disk drive fixing structure, which is used to accommodate and fix a hard disk drive having fixing threaded holes on the lateral sides thereof. The hard disk drive fixing structure of the present invention is characterized in: the fixing structure has an accommodation casing; two rotary fixing members, which are corresponding to the fixing threaded holes of the hard disk drive, are pivotally installed to two lateral sides of the accommodation casing respectively; each rotary fixing member has at least one fixing protuberance; via the rotation of the rotary fixing members, the fixing protuberances can be respectively inserted into the fixing threaded holes, and the hard disk drive is thus fixed.
Those described above are the preferred embodiments to clarify the present invention. However, it is not intended to limit the scope of the present invention. Any modification and variation according to the spirit of the present invention is to be also included within the scope of the present invention.
|Cited Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US5911589 *||Dec 31, 1997||Jun 15, 1999||Lian Li Industrial Co., Ltd.||Mechanism of drawer type hard disc converter rack|
|US6249431 *||Dec 6, 1999||Jun 19, 2001||C. C. & L Company Limited||Desktop item|
|US6317317 *||Dec 6, 1999||Nov 13, 2001||Compal Electronics, Inc.||Insertion cartridge for hard disc of portable computer|
|US6639792 *||May 20, 2002||Oct 28, 2003||Cheng-Chun Chang||Inner rack of a mobile rack in a computer|
|US6891721 *||Apr 25, 2003||May 10, 2005||Cheng Yu Huang||Portable hard disk drive|
|Citing Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US8064196 *||Aug 30, 2010||Nov 22, 2011||Fujitsu Limited||Electronic apparatus, assembly structure of electronic unit, and bracket|
|US8199481 *||Apr 13, 2011||Jun 12, 2012||American Megatrends, Inc.||System and apparatus for removably mounting hard disk drives|
|US8223491 *||Jul 8, 2010||Jul 17, 2012||Wistron Corporation||Fastener for securing computer storage device|
|US8261432||Jul 24, 2008||Sep 11, 2012||Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Netherlands B.V.||Disk spacer drop-proofing tool for disk removal process|
|US20070217146 *||Mar 16, 2007||Sep 20, 2007||Advanced Digital Broadcast S.A.||Attachment assembly for mounting electronic devices|
|US20100018042 *||Jan 28, 2010||Bunlusin Kesirin||Disk spacer drop-proofing tool for disk removal process|
|US20110002095 *||Aug 30, 2010||Jan 6, 2011||Fujitsu Limited||Electronic apparatus, assembly structure of electronic unit, and bracket|
|US20110110034 *||May 12, 2011||Wistron Corporation||Fastener for securing computer storage device|
|US20110188196 *||Aug 4, 2011||American Megatrends, Inc.||System and apparatus for removably mounting hard disk drives|
|U.S. Classification||360/137, 361/679.33, G9B/33.026, 361/679.48, G9B/25.003|
|International Classification||H05K7/00, H05K5/00|
|Cooperative Classification||G11B25/043, G11B33/12|
|European Classification||G11B33/12, G11B25/04R|
|Jul 25, 2006||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: CHERN SHI TECH CO., LTD., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:LIN, WANG-HSIANG;REEL/FRAME:018129/0283
Effective date: 20060704
|Feb 14, 2011||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Jul 10, 2011||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|
|Aug 30, 2011||FP||Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee|
Effective date: 20100703